Kevin Trumble

Kevin Trumble

Professor of Materials Engineering

Contact Information

Phone: +1 765 49-44114
School of Materials Engineering
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045


  • B.S.E. and M.S.E. 1985 University of Michigan
  • Ph.D. 1990, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Humboldt Fellowship 1990-91, Max-Planck-Institut, Stuttgart, Germany

Research Interests

Microstructure Development in Materials Processing, Metal-Ceramic Interfaces and Composites

Recent Research Highlights

Single crystal Ni-based superalloy CMSX-4 directionally solidified (upward) into and through a particulate alumina preform without change of orientation. See Met.Mater. Trans. 36A, 2461 (2005).

Purdue Center for Metal Casting Research

Additional information


  • MSE 230 Structure and Properties of Materials
  • MSE 240 Processing and Properties of Materials
  • MSE 367 Materials Processing Laboratory
  • MSE 430-440 Materials Processing and Design I and II
  • MSE 512 Powder Processing
  • MSE 536 Solidification Processing
  • MSE 597S Steel: Processing and Properties

Graduate Students

Research Title: Thin section casting of nickel superalloys
Research Title: Hot tearing and cold cracking of hard aluminum alloys